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  1. random donor milk
    It isn't supposed to happen in our unit but I know we have had moms use donor milk but have labeled it as if it were their own. When they tell me this I tell them it can be dangerous.
    Apr 5
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. How long until day shift on your unit?
    Do you work where i do by chance? Over half of our day shift has less than 2 years experience it seems like. We have had so many people quit for various reasons in the past two years I can't keep...
    Apr 2
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. How long until day shift on your unit?
    I never had to do nights. We have a high turnover in our unit so those who want days get it before they get off orientation or are on nights for 6 months max. I was a lucky one who got days while...
    Apr 2
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Accepted with NICU exp. rather ICU?
    I've been told by other CRNA's and the schools I am looking to apply at that it would be best to get adult experience. From my own experience shadowing a CRNA, I agree. They see things that we just...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  5. Hyperkalemia a ticking time bomb?
    My question to you, since you stated that you have less than a year, is how aggressive were you in obtaining these meds? It's times like these (especially when your patient is obviously...
    Mar 28
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. Advice needed
    I'm wondering if your preceptor(s) are looking for you to have more confidence when you are talking to the team. That is going to be hard to develop because it sounds like you are being bounced...
    Mar 28
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. Transition From ER to NICU?
    It absolutely is possible. When you go to interview, highlight your strengths such as time management and adaptability to change and dealing with the unknown as in you never know what is going to...
    Mar 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. What baby catches you every time?
    Downs Syndrome gets me every time! I LOVE taking care of those babies!!!
    Mar 23
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. ECMO
    Did anyone here run ECMO before applying to school? If so, how helpful was it to you when applying for school?
    Mar 8
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  10. NICU to adult ICU
    I am currently a NICU nurse who is looking to move to adult ICU. I recently interviewed for a position and did not get it. It seemed that they thought it was unusual that I'm wanting to move from...
    Mar 4
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. Whats your NICU experience?
    I should print this out to hand to people who think that I just cuddle and play with babies all day. I have endured every situation you mention here and more. It is such an emotionally taxing job...
    Feb 25
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. What made you want to become a nicu nurse?
    I am one of those rare people in NICU who never set out to do this. When I was in nursing school I really wanted adult ICU. When I graduated, I got a call from the hospital where I had been working...
    Feb 24
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. hypothermia therapy
    Seizures don't automatically mean that the baby took a hypoxic hit in utero or shortly after birth. Was the baby symmetric or asymetric IUGR? That makes a difference because one involves brain...
    Feb 13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Trauma Surgical ICU
    Thank you everyone.
    Feb 10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  15. Trouble understanding PPHN...
    In PPHN the vascular resistance in the lungs is high so oxygen exchange is impaired. This also causes the pressure in the right side of the heart to increase because the heart has to pump harder to...
    Feb 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Question on dopamine infusion
    For those of you who don't change your clear fluids every 24 hours, do you have any research resources for that? Our unit changes ALL tubing every 24 hours no matter what the fluid is, TPN/IL,...
    Jan 31
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Charge and Resus --How does your facility do it?
    When we are ideally staffed, we have 18 nurses on including one charge who never takes patients and 1 flex nurse who ideally wouldn't take patients but may have 1 very easy patient. Sometimes the...
    Jan 31
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Trauma Surgical ICU
    Would trauma surgical ICU be a good choice for CRNA school! It is at a level one trauma center.
    Jan 29
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  19. Shadowing a CRNA
    I emailed the managers of the OR where I work and eventually got Hooked up with a CRNA to shadow. I did not have to arrange anything with my unit manager at all.
    Jan 28
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  20. NICU experience or wait?
    ATX22. Where are you going to school at? I currently have 4 years NICU experience in a very busy level 3 (ECMO WBC, etc). In really love where I work and am hesitant to switch specialties. If I...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  21. SRNA interested in CRNA only practices in New Mexico
    Try looking at the UNM website. We use a lot of CRNA's here and they are university employees.
    Jan 15
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  22. Anyone Starting CRNA School at the Unviersity of Kansas in May, 2014?
    Can you tell me about why you chose KU? KU is my top choice and Truman is second. I live in NM now but used to live in KC and have family that lives there which is why I'm Looking at those two...
    Jan 14
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  23. KU midwifery program
    Does anyone here have any experience with the midwifery program at KU(Kansas)? If so, would you please share what you know? Is it a good program? How competitive is it? What is the clinical...
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  24. UNM RN-BSN program
    I'm so frustrated and need to get this out and I figured this may be an OK place do do this at. I have applied and been accepted to the UNM RN-BSN program and will be starting in January. ...
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  25. Can't find many NNP programs anymore - What's going on?
    Vanderbilt and Stony Brook still have theirs. I also believe that the University of Missouri Kansas City and UC Denver still have theirs as well.
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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